Hi my name is Lock, I’m part of the Nightmare Crew. We are named after the Tim Burton movie “Nightmare Before Christmas” We live up to our names! At the end of the season last year we started training on the sled. I’m still not sure that I like running on frozen lakes or overflows. Last season while running on one of the lakes there was some open water and I got pretty freaked out. I was running with Ms. Michele and she literally reached over the sled and scooped me into the basket while we were still running because I slipped my collar out of fear of the water. She secured me in the basket and once we got off the lake she put me back on the line and I ran home. Now I still am nervous around open water but I’m learning this fall that puddles are okay.
In March of 2017 and after months of planning, Robert and eight others from the University of Alaska Anchorage embarked on a trip that had never been done before. A week in the Alaskan backcountry by dog team, fat bike and snow machine. What made this trip different was that Robert designed it from the ground up as part of his internship at UAA.